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be hosted by tom brokaw. his special guest arne duncan, the secretary of education on what next for our schools at the time of crisis for our country. follow us on twitter. up next, tom brokaw right here. >>> held loaf. i would like to welcome you to our education nation summit. it's our children, our grandchildren. representing nothing less than our future and the 3.1 million teachers in the united states, those who help meld our children into future businessmen, engineers, politicians, teachers, whatever we are begins in the american classroom, but there is a problem just over the horizon. many of our teachers and principals are part of the baby boom generation. in fact, a study conducted by the national commission on teaching and the future found more than one many of our nation's veteran teachers and principals will be retiring over the next decade. a wave of retirlt expected to reach its peak sometime during this school year. so today we're going to talk about solutions to this this problem. joining me here at rockefeller center is secretary of education arne duncan. how he
for super man, michelle reed. secretary of education, arnie duncan. from the bill and melinda gates foundation. >> in the south bronx, my kid who is don't speak english need an extra vocabulary and phonics block. i need extra time to do test prep, but we have a union contract who said the school day is from 8:20 to 3:30. >> live in new york for education nation. the united states wants a world leader in public education and it's now failing our children. of the world's 34 developed economies, american students ranked 24th in math, 17th in science, 10th in literacy. the public knows this all too well. in the "wall street journal" poll, an astounding 77%, more than 3/4 of the question give our schools a c, d, or an f grade. the man with a daunting challenge is here with me now. education secretary arnie duncan. for for participating in the conversations for education nation. as the key leader, you are showing us the way. let's talk about the rankings. finland, south korea singapore have 100% ratings of getting the top third students to choose to be teachers. we have something like 21%
the american arab institute. >>> and saving america's schools. education secretary arne duncan's search for schools that can help disadvantaged and minority students in the race to the top. secretary duncan joins us with more. >>> the first sign of hope from iran that at least one of those young american hikers might be freed after a year in a tehran jail. >>> and today i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. >>> the fbi just met with pastor terry jones, but despite widespread condemnation, worldwide condemnation and condemnation from the white house, the u.s. military, the state department, there is no sign yet that he is backing down from his plan to burn 200 copies of the holy koran. >> our burning of the koran is to call the attention that something is wrong. something is wrong. it is possibly time for us in a new way to actually stand up, confront terrorism. there is something very much wrong with our policies. >> nbc's kerry sanders is live outside the dove world outreach center in gainesville, florida. kerry, pastor jones told you this is not a stunt. and now we have the presiden
. >> maybe it is the u.s. government. i did write to arnie duncan perry dead -- to arnie duncan. >> thank you. >> good evening, commissioners. i will say one positive thing. joanne lead a great project, and i am looking forward to this in the fall of 2012. i want to tell you what went on. this summer of the transcripts were not sent on time to the colleges. it must have been an i.t. problem. how do i know? so many e-mails over the summer. i am worried. we work with these students, and they are nervous, and it did not happen, and that was the beginning of fall whole experience. it was awful what happened, and i want to say i felt like you might as well have given us a chisel and a hammer and we would have done the same job may be better because when it freezes we cannot even use it. at least a hammer and chisel you can use. this is coming seven days before the rest of the faculty, and we work hard, and we wind up with schedules with 12 classes on them because the system did not work. it was crazy at our school. you're number one job is to make sure the schools are open smoothly. that is the no
write to arnie duncan perry dead -- to arnie duncan. >> thank you. >> good evening, commissioners. i will say one positive thing
are working? and what can each one of us do tohelp? our discussion with around duncan, leading reformer and chancellor of shington, d.c. school michelle rhee, randi weingarten, president of the federation of teachers. and robert bobb, emergency financial manager of detroit and robert bobb, emergency financial manager of detroit public schools. captions paid for by nbc-universal television 0. >>> but first, to politics and the divided congress. what will republicans do in power? this week, republican leaders in the house unveiled their pledge to americ campaign manifesto that's the 2010 version of the gop's contract with america from 1994. the higights -- extend the bush tax cuts, t spending, and repeal health care reform. >> our pledge to america is that the republicans stand ready to get it done and beginning today. >> but the question is, are these new ideas or more of the same? here to debate tt question among others, one of the architects of the republican pledge, the chairman of the house republican congress, representative -- representative mikpence of diana. he's here in new york
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, arne duncan. new jersey governor chris christie will be on the show and mayor cory booker of newark and tom brokaw, just to name a few joining us for "education nation" here on learning plaza. >> willie, you know what happens when somebody steps on a dog's tail? they bark. your man, the governor of the garden state is upsetting people all over the place. and they're going crazy because he's just doing what he said he was going to do. and then we've got cory booker coming in, and what's happening in newark is exciting. new jersey politics, your hometown, home state. >> their relationship speaks to what we've said many times on this show, there's one issue where republicans and democrats seem to be able to get together. >> two presidents in a row, one republican and one democrat with a hunger to shake up the education establishment. we won't have the change we need without people like governor christie and the last two presidents who are demanding change. >> mika, you look across the political spectrum and really just about everybody supports radical education reform except the teache
duncan / chief economist, fannie mae. it seems that we have a mixed outlook on housing. in your opinion has it bottomed out or not? our forecast is pretty consistent with what the results of the survey say. in this survey 80 percent of people say they feel like housing has bottomed. in particular when they talk about price they figure it will be flat or 1% increase. we may differ a little in that we may think there may be a little more downside to the prices but not a large amount. we do not expect a strong recovery in housing for a while. that will wait on a pickup in employment which we do not see happening for a couple years. there is very modest growth from a historical standpoint. housing is a big piece of that. let's talk about the numbers on existing home sales for example down 32% from 2007. home prices are down 16% from 2007. you said prices could see a little more downside, how much are we talking? it is difficult to tell because of the policy interventions. for example you saw prices actually go up a little bit for the first couple quarters because of the temporary tax credit
.com. >> a man in baltimore is expected to plead guilty to a drug conspiracy charge. todd duncan was indicted on racketeering charges. his attorney said they will request a 15 this year sentence as part of a plea deal. duncan was working for a nonprofit intended to help young people steer clear of gangs and violence. police are searching for a suspect that fired several shots at rock haven avenue. somebody inside a car randomly shot through the area. one bullet hit near a headboard where a woman was sleeping. >> a man was killed after falling off his moped. he was struck by a car at route 126 in churchville. his identity has not been released. a tractor-trailer and a train collided in baltimore county. this was near north point boulevard. the accident ruptured the fuel tanker which caused a small amount of fuel to spill out. >> b.g.e. has been working to restore power in little italy. power was shut off on sunday after a cable fire. >> it woke me up with a big thumping. i heard the sparking. i was sleeping right upstairs. i saw it happen from the beginning. after the smoking, i saw the fire s
at an arraignment at district court today. duncan and 15 other members of the black goral guerrilla famie indicted. it will help him avoid a trial on a racketeering trial and receive a possible 5 yearr3 sentence instead. court docuuents show that duncan was dealing drugs and recruiting gang memmers while workkng fromú a city non-profit youth group. >>> coming up in the early edition, veterans serving their country. >> i worked in iraq as an aviation orddnance. >> how many of them want tookeep fighting outside of the zone. >>> emperatures starting off in a comfortable range. warmer than averageein thee3 downtown area, 57 deerees there, outlying areas in the ú% >>welcome back, 5:42 after the victorian ravenvictorious raaent night. we won't find a lottcoming today or tomorrow but after all of this moisture comes our way and brings uu late rainfall. 67 degrees partly cloudy skies wind are calm, 59% rrlative ú%midity and the barometer is rising. 52 is the dew oint and here is a look at the temperatures around the area, 67 degrees in baltimore,,66 in washington d.c., 56, a little cooler in salisbu
to america's school kids, we'll hear from ar any duncan about our country's separate school districts. the opportunity gap. can they close it? and with news that wiki is about to release a massive cash of war documents. we thought it was a good time to talk truth, lies and transparency with daniel else berg. plus, the debut of our special election panel. moving today from primaries to the general election, will the tea party continue to cause headaches for the gop? the show starts right now. >>> well, in today's episode of job wars, how are you? president obama versus the gop leadership over the tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year. after flirting briefly with an idea of a truce, demanding they be extended. this mork morning the party's young guns -- >> half of small business income will have a huge tax increase in january. 70% of our jobs come from small businesses, so the last thing you want to do in an economy like this is have a big tax increase on small businesses. that is not good policy. >> that's almost correct. it's actually young businesses in america and growing bu
duncan why he didn't support fety's reelection. >> there are thousands of local primaries around the country. i can't weigh on every single one. but mayor fenty did a remarkable job of dramatically improving the quality of educati. >> reporter: conversations are continuing about rhee's future in the district. i'm tracee wilkins. uni uen, back to you in the studio. >>> the education debate continues this morning on the "today" show. matt lauer will sit down with president obama to discuss publischool systems across the country. the exclusive live interview strts at 8:00 a.m. here on nbc 4. >>> falling to the worst. the redskins could not hang on -- or rather hang with the st. louis rams. they t their first win of the season and ended a 14-game losing streak with this win. redskins stayed in the game, even taking the lead 16-14. the rams kept up the pressure and took the win. coach shanahan said the rams just wanted to win more. >> come back in the second half. very similar to what we did before. came out the week before with a touchdown drive. but after that they did the job. they
overhaul is needed. and, indeed, secretary duncan, an overhaul is in the works. where are we right now in terms of refor >> we've made tremendous progress. let me be clear, as a country, we have a long, lo way to go. we have to educate ourself to a better economy. education is an economic strategy. you see us being 20th in math and science, we've fallen one generation from first to ninth in college graduates? that's unacceptable. we're paying a terrible price in the economy because we've lost our way educationally. that's why we're pushing so hard for reform. >> there's a lot of money in the reform movement right now. you t most of it. you got billions of dollars. as part of race to the top. president bush started no child left behind. that will be reauthorized, you hope, certainly. where are we with those? you're giving money. but there's a lot more conditions to drive accountability. >> we're not investing in the status quo. with the race to the top, it represen less than 1% of the total k through 12 spending nationally, you see 36 states raising standards,ot dummying down things, no
nation." the conferences going on all day here. secretary of education arne duncan will join us this half hour. i'm chuck todd. >> good morning. i'm savannah guthrie. let's get to the rundown. at the top for us, the top love message out of the white house. first vice president biden telling progressives, stop whining. now the president in a new interview out this morning says it is inexcusable and irresponsible for them to sit out the midterms. in "rolling stone" the president says there may be complaints about us not having gotten certain things done, not fast enough, not making certain legislative compromises but he goes on to say if people want to take their ball and go home, that tells me folks weren't serious in the first place. in the meantime, the vice president on with lawrence o'donnell last night explained those whiner comments. >> there's some on the democratic base, not the core of it, that are angry because we didn't get every single thing they want. it's time to just buck up here, understand that we can make things better. continue to move forward. >> the president, meanwhil
ahead, education secretary arne duncan weighing in on schools here in the nation appear capital. and the question of whether or not michelle rhee will step down or stay on board when mayor fenty leaves office. i'm ahmed mady and i'm a homebuilder. my father brought me up to give back to society... felicia jackson promised her late sister that she would take care of her children. but she needed help. i used my american express open card to get half a million points to buy building materials to help build the jackson family a new home. well, i know if my dad was still around, he would have told me, with no doubt... he would have told me it's a no brainer and i knew that from the start. it was an honor. booming is moving forward by giving back. >>> the third annual mix for kids radiothon was once again nothing short of a huge success. at last count, the benefit for children's national hospital raised more than $42 # thousand. that is more than double from last year. mix 107.3 hosted the event. we were the media partners and it went very well. i was out there last thursday. it went
-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> u.s. secretary of education arne duncan is voicing expert on national television for the chancellor of d.c. schools. secretary duncan and choolz chancellor michelle rhee and on meet the press. duncan said mayor fenty can walk out of office with his head held high. rhee was asked whether she was going to stay on as chancellor with vincent gray as mayor. >> i am a huge fan of what he and michelle have done. by any measure, the public schools in d.c. are dramatically better than when they start giant food are you going to stay as chancellor of d.c. schools. >> i think that is something that we still have to determine and i have to talk to vincent gray. but i think the important thing to realize is that education reform can continue in d.c. regardless of whether i'm there or not. >> rhee also went on to say she could stay on as chance lakeshore as long as the new leadership is willing to continue to make the incredibly tough decisions that have been made in the last few years. >> a case of the st. louis blues for the washington redskins. coming up next. >>
the obama administration. arne duncan told the washington post he is a fan of him and like to see him in the sea of red the past week, if the king for to this conversation. >> thank you. a virginia woman will be put to death by lethal injection tonight. to lisa lewis to be the first person killed -- executed in virginia in years. they have refused to block the execution. a d.c. jet made a key ruling as they move closer to the murder trial. prosecutors cannot reference statements made by the statement. he is pleaded not guilty to first degree murder charges. >> if you plan on using interstate 270, the southbound lanes will close around exit 10. the closures will take place sometime between midnight and 4:00 a.m. on friday. still ahead, the rally to restore sanity is striking a chord. there is outrage today after local police shoot a family pet. it is a story you'll see first burda. >> the first full day of fall will feel more like s ♪ storyteller: the itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout. down came the rain and clogged the gutter system creating a leak in the roof. luckily, the
to the city to robert duncan. those were the days before we had poet laureates, but there was that one acknowledgement. i wanted to remember that. and libraries. i would be dead if it were not for libraries. they were shelter, information, everything he could not find out of school -- you could not find out at school. a place to be. in second grade, my father took me six blocks from my house to the carroll street library and home again. shhe said, "you have your card. you are on my own." that was a delightful experience. i started to read my way through sections, and that is what i would do, until i discovered poetry and then i did not read my way through any other section. in a poem, you could hold inconsistency. i could not understand what it bothered with fiction. i read some and liked it, but the world was so much more complex than any fiction book i ever read except maybe the tale of benji. it was where you could go when it was too late in the house, which is, having an american family -- 99% of the time it was too crazy in the house. it was good to have that. i am hoping to do lo
live on sirius xm radio. in 30 minutes we'll talk to education secretary arne duncan as well as new jersey governor chris christie and corey booker. they're working together to fix the schools in newark with a little help from facebook founder mark zuckerberg. in a few minutes you'll meet the founder and principle of the new york harbor school, a public school that takes kids from rugged brooklyn and puts them on a ferry to school every day. we'll show you what they're doing right there. if you're just getting up or school or any other reason, shoot me an e-mail at waytooearly@- waytooearly@msnbc. we'll read the best responses as always later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be a cram session. a lot to tell you about today including one leading united states congressman calling stephen colbert's capitol hill testimony the other day an embarrassment. >>> plus, new york governor david paterson confronts his "saturday night live" likeness face to face in the "snl" season premiere. what critique could the real paterson have for the phony one? >>> 5:30 a.m. here in learning plaza in
.c. schools. secretary ar ne. duncan and schools chancellor michelle rhee and on meet the press. duncan said that mayor fenty can walk out of office with his head held high. rhee was asked whether she will stay on as chancellor with vincent gray as mayor. >> i'm a huge fan of what he and michelle have done. the public schools in d.c. are dramatically better. >> are you going to stay as chancellor of d.c. schools? >> thing is something that we still have to determine and i have to talk to vincent gray who is the presumptive mayor but i think the important thing to realize is that education reform can continue in d.c. regardless whether i'm there or not. >> rhee also said she could stay on as chancellor as long as the new leadership is willing to make the incredibly tough decisions that were made over the last few years. >>> house majority leader steny hoyer of maryland is calling comedian stephen colbert's capitol hill visit an inappropriate visit and an embargesment. colbert testified before the house judiciary committee on immigration last week. he was invited by a representic representativ
duncan tells the washington post is a big friend and ally to see her stay. -- is a big supporter and would like to see her stay. they are looking forward to sitting down and having a conversation and moving forward. both say education reform here and the district of columbia will remain a priority. >> allow the people waiting to see what happens. >> a virginia woman will be executed tonight barring any last-minute interventions. she was convicted of arranging the 2002 murder of her husband and stepson. she will be the first person to be executed in a century. house republicans will be in sterling today. it calls for cuts in federal spending. there are a bindinbanning the fl reform of abortion. >> sections of the new health care reform law take us back today. companies can no longer set lifetime caps on medical costs. they are banned from canceling coverage for people who get sick. parent to be able to keep adult children on their policies until they are 26. people no longer will have to pay for some preventive care. it. 5:04. the threat of terrorism is closer to home than you mig
for worst persons in the world. the bronze to mr. and mrs. brian duncan from arkansas. $20,000 in damage has been done to their home. the culprit is that most rare of earth's living things. the arsonist plant. that's right. mr. duncan says mrs. duncan let some flowers die and decompose on a flower pot on the porch. the power plot was made of plastic. between rotting plant and the plastic and the heat, the thing exploded into small flames. then the flaming dead flowers dropped on to the deck, burned a hole through it. then it got to the vinyl siding on the house and the air conditioning vent sucked in all the smoke. watch out for those spontaneous combustion plants. the runner up, scott walker again. the republican candidate for governor of wisconsin has a new ad against opponent tom barrett. >> you know, tom barrett can't sell his record so he is throwing punches at me. i'm scott walker and i took on the political machine in milwaukee and i'm ready to go the distance as your next governor. >> his opponent was severely beaten last year when he came to the aid of a woman trying to protect her
" moderator david gregory asked the secretary of education, arne duncan, about the status of the public school system and where we are in terms of reform. >> we've made tremendous progress, but let me be clear, david, as a country we have a long, long way to go. we have to educate our way to a better economy. education is an economic strategy. when you see us being 20th in, you know, math and science, we've fallen in one generation from first to ninth in college graduates. that's unacceptable. and we're paying a terrible price today. >> joining me live now, msnbc political analyst and "newsweek" national affairs columnist jonathan alter. jonathan, good morning to you. >> hi, alex. >> when you hear the secretary of education, arne duncan, describing the state of our system like that, what comes to mind? >> well, this is dead serious business. you know, traditionally education has been something people cared about when their kids were in school maybe. then they'd get a little older, they wouldn't care so much. it seemed a little bit peripheral from the national debate. it is central now. the who
say it was a rainy day. however, it looks like about a 40% chance. >>> education secretary arne duncan announce the winners of the national blue ribbon school awards. school without walls on g street is more -- is one of more than 300 winners. students achieve that by levels or made significant progress toward closing their achievement gap. >>> police in gaithersburg want to crack down on aggressive driving. the police have launched an online reporting website and people can report violations of traffic laws by submitting an online form. >> coming up, a medical nightmare -- hundreds of women given the wrong results on their mammograms per it will tell you about the worker behind it all. later today on oprah, a super model naomi campbell opens up about her lack of controversy at 4:00. storyteller: hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle the cow jumped over the moon. then quickly fell back to earth, landing on the roof of a dutch colonial. luckily, geico recently helped the residents with homeowners insurance. they were able to get the roof repaired like new. they later sold the cow, be
the lead. 7-6. >>> duncan hit two home runs against the angels, indians won it. >>> joe inglett with a shot up the middle. norris those it down with and makes the play at first. >>> another nice defensive play, ryan howard, a line drive to right. uglis threw out howard before he collided with sanchez. luckily, they were both okay. phils won it, 3-2. >>> finally, a stumble and fall while running out of the dugout. that's embarrassing. the teammates had some fun with it, made an outline where he took the spill. it's not too often that you get to look at your own chalk outlines. orioless shot down the blue jays, 7-3. >>> another problem star is headed to jail for bad driving behavior. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, the leader of the free world gives a pep talk to our future leader, kids returning to school. you're watching "early today." >>> well, welcome back. let me quickly tell you, everyone that needs the umbrella, who needs to head out the door with it today? from kansas city northward of minneapolis, that's where the heavy rain is going to be tod
not like him. duncan kennedy, bbc news. >> this is "gmt" from "bbc world news." headlines, a major report says that africa has made extraordinary progress over the last few years but still needs billions more in aid. the u.s. and european union say that the turkish constitutional votes for constitutional changes are a step in the right direction. aaron is here with good news for europe in business terms? >> absolutely. the economy is growing faster than expected. countries that use the euro are expected to grow 1.7% this year, which is a big jump on the original forecast of 0.9%. the grim state of spain was highlighted, it is expected to remain in recession, shrinking this year. ben, let's start with the good news. the commission says that the european economy is definitely on the path to recovery. some of the best news is domestic demand being up, that is great news. >> it is worth reminding everyone why that is important. looking into the next six months it is expected that international global demand for european products will decrease. it is also really important because germany's dom
of that, but the vatican and again finds itself the defender of unwanted, non- religious attention. duncan kennedy, bbc news. >> republicans in the u.s. senate have blocked a proposal to allow gay men and women to serve openly in the american military. they say the repeal of the existing rule would damage morale. it is a big setback for president obama who campaigned strongly for repeal. polls suggest the majority of americans backed him. nine have been killed in a crash in the south of afghanistan. it is not clear what caused the crash. 529 nato soldiers have been killed in the country this year. china suspended a planned meeting with japan. it says the atmosphere of the u.n. summit is not suitable for talks. relations have deteriorated since japan detained a chinese official airboats capt. two weeks ago. an official has resigned. he has not been on speaking terms with the president. they disagreed about a draft constitution and other issues. the rest of the country is under islamist insurgents. >> when you first read the figure, you think it is a mistake, but this year 1% of gdp for the
. duncan kennedy reports from rome. theast week's pilgrimage of pope to united kingdom has acted like a tonic to british and many other catholics, restoring confidence where despair lurked. but there is news that this man, ettore gotti tedeschi, senior banking official of the catholic hierarchy has been placed under investigation. he is the head of the vatican bank, and he is suspected of failing to reveal information about funds passing through accounts. italian spoke for the need for the police inquiry to be confidential. >> with all banks, they have huge power. whether it is the vatican bank or any other bank. they had excessive power. >> i think no one should be above the law, and i hope they can work it out. if the money is due the country of italy, then it should be paid. >> the vatican has quickly come to ettore gotti tedeschi's support, saying it is perplexed and astonished at the investigation. and the holy see expresses the maximum confidence in the president and his chief executive. the vatican says they have been trying to be more transparent about their accounts for some
. >> reporter: gregory asked arne duncan why he didn't campaign for fenty. >> there are national candidates i need to support, but mayor fenty did a remarkable job. >> reporter: she says in the time she been chancellor, test scores have risen. >> if you make it the number one issue in the city, have the political leadership d the courage to make tough decisions that you can see tremendous progress in a short period of time. >> reporter: rhee was asked by david gregory whether she would stay on as chancellor. she says that still has to be determined and she needs to talk to vincent gray about her future. >> thank you. again, this is education week here at nbc. we're having a conversation about improving the quality of schools in this county tru. to learn more about what we're calling education nation, go to our website. >>> famous atlanta passer broke his silence today and voeed to fight claims that he lured boys into sexual relationships. he addressed his congregation today. four young men are suing him for sexual mcontact. >> i've been accused. i'm under attack. i want you to know as i said
education secretary arnie duncan, randy wynne guarden and the mayor of boston and two journalists featured in "waiting for superman," jonathan alter and jay matthews. that's next monday, september 27th only here on msnbc. >>> now to politics -- because fresh off of a trip to iowa, sarah palin is now saying for the first time that she may run for president. unless someone with the conservative credentials she thinks are right with america gets into the game. >> if nobody else wanted to step up, i would offer myself up in the name of service to the public, but, i also know anybody, anybody can make a huge difference in this country without a title, without an office, just being out there as an advocate for solutions that can work to get the country on the right track. that's where i am now. it's a comfortable place to be. >> democratic strategist tad divine and vin weber joins us now. vin, you heard sarah palin say, if nobody else wanted to step up, do you think that's the case that nobody else would step up. >> she left herself a very big out. first of all, a lot of candidates, especially i
reform. there have been reports that arne duncan wants her to stay i the district. gray, though, is giving few clues about his plans. >> we talk about the state of education in the city. and i think we'll just leave it there. >> gray says he and rhee will meet sometime before november's general elections. >>> the commander of the bp oil spl will be in the district. thad allen will return to his alma matter. his topic is unprecedented events, unprecedted leadership challenges. allen will teach at g.w. in the spring. >>> now to the latest on the bp oil spill. it's been a month since a new administrator took over the $20 billion compensation fund. pay czar ken feinberg's office has paid out almost $350 million for 26,000 claims. some people are still upset they have not received a check or not enough money, they say. feinberg say most still waiting for money have not provided enough documentation. he also sys if anyone can show lost income will be fully compensated. >>> former husband of elizabeth taylor eddie fisher has dimptd he sold millions of rords in the '50s with songs like
call stink bugs 101. >> reporter: at his office, brian duncan has a funny feeling that somebody's watching. >> it's creepy to be honest. i'm not the halloween kind of a guy. >> reporter: it's the brown stink bug, peeking through the blinds and eyeing up the pen collection. most on the outside looking in. >> we get all kinds of bugs and this is the first we have seen thousands of any kind. >> reporter: it's a native of china and first spotted in the u.s. in the mid-1990s in allentown, pennsylvania. this is the worst time of the year. y that sucking the juice from farmer's crops and invading homes and businesses. >> reporter: frankly, they lost count. >> they seem to congregate in the corners and they buzz around and annoy people. >> reporter: she works at a real estate and property management company. >> you can't stand long around here. >> they're hearing the buzz and hearing from clients when we asked exterminators whether to spray for them. they told us the same thing they told sue snider. >> it's not going to do any good. >> reporter: this unwanted guest is satisfy -- searchi
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